Jackie and John F. Kennedy's Virginia Estate Has Sold for $2.85 Million
The sum is less than half of the original $5.95 million asking price
Jackie and John F. Kennedy's Country Estate
UPDATE: Jackie and John F. Kennedy's historic Wexford ranch in Middleburg, Virginia has sold for $2.85 million. The home hit the market in Septmeber 2016 for $5.95 million, according to real estate agency Thomas & Talbot.
The classic estate, which was built in the early 1960s and designed by Jackie herself, sits on over 166 acres overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. The home has retained all the nostalgic charm it had when the family resided there, a testament to the first lady's timeless style.
The estate's architect, Keith Williams, drew up the plans for the 4-bedroom, 4-bath house based largely on rough sketches created by Jackie and pages she tore out of magazines like Better Homes and Gardens, according to Architectural Digest.
The estate also served as a vacation spot for another first family. One of Wexford's previous owners invited the Reagans to stay on the property while he campaigned for president.
According to Thomas & Talbot, Jackie Kennedy loved the estate for both the privacy the town offered her and the opportunity to ride horses with her children, fox hunt and spend time with nearby families that had the same appreciation for the equestrian lifestyle.
Located about an hour away from the White House, the estate would be a perfect weekend getaway for a new Washington, D.C.-based buyer. A pool, tennis court, stable, stone walls and a private entry are also featured on the bucolic property.
According to Forbes, the Kennedys only visited the estate a few times as a family. The last was shortly before JFK's assassination. The property was reportedly sold months after, with the caveat that no publicity photos of the house be released for 10 years.